Any New Zealand city would be delighted to have a thriving village like Havelock North on its doorstep.
Havelock North has diverse business people, boutique retailers, a magical history of pioneers and a unique village atmosphere that makes it distinctive. Add the world-class winery restaurants, luxury accommodation that regularly attracts international attention, top-performing schools and the sensational Te Mata Peak backdrop and you’ve got it all. It is a community that young and well educated want to live in, that baby boomers want to retire to and somewhere that people want to visit. Construction is currently underway on a $25 million hotel and commercial project and, earlier this year, a $17 million state-of-the-art food packaging facility was completed, both in Havelock North. Clever young entrepreneurs, returning from overseas or relocating from hectic major cities, are setting up shop here, turning new ideas into commercial reality and connecting with global markets. Less than 10 minutes from the Hastings CBD, Havelock North adds significantly to the heart of Hawke’s Bay and strengthens the reasons to come and live, work and do business in this great region. It proves, also, that location is more than just a speck on a map. A region’s unique identity and distinctiveness adds economic and social value. Its unique collection of visual, cultural, social and environmental characteristics creates a sense of community and belonging. Hawke’s Bay offers competitive cost structures and lower overheads compared to big cities, there is ample availability of appropriately zoned residential, commercial and industrial land, quality commercial space, an able workforce and sound infrastructure, from roading networks to ultrafast fibre for global communications. We have the same diverse range of business support services that you would find in any city in the world. Havelock North residents can capitalise on these benefits that are right on their doorstep. The Hastings District Council is increasingly helping to facilitate private sector led economic growth to stimulate job creation. We know that the future prosperity of Hawke’s Bay depends on increasing household income levels through new employment opportunities and the council has strategies in place for Hastings and Havelock North to be cohesive, welcoming locations where talent wants to live.
The council can advise on where development is likely to occur and where new opportunities are likely to be found, helping identify options that suit your business needs. By having a team that works with commercial enterprise and investors in an innovative and collaborative manner helps achieve the best results for all parties. The council is business friendly, reducing and removing barriers and uncertainties and strongly solution-focused for businesses locating here. Havelock North is a mecca for smart people and companies helping the Hawke’s Bay economy grow into the future.